Hoylake, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Hoylake, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Parish History[edit | edit source]
MEOLSE, LITTLE, a township, in the parish of West Kirby, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirral, S. division of the county of Chester, 9 miles W from Birkenhead. In this township and Hoose is Hoylake, a commodious church, has been erected by the lady of Mr. Swainson, which affords great accommodation to the inhabitants and the numerous visitors attracted hither, who before had no place of worship nearer than the parish church, it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and is a neat edifice in the Norman style. 
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Hoylake parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Hoylake Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1863-1903||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1863-1903||1576-1906||1576-1906|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- Wesleyan Methodist
Non-Conformists Church Records:
Church records for St. Luke's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hoylake, 1884-1948
|Church records for St. Luke's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hoylake
||1594191 Item 7|
|Baptisms, 1884-1948 (another filming).
||2299472 Item 5|
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Wirral (1894-1974)
- Birkenhead (1974-98)
- Wirral (1998+)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Wirral (1894-1930)
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 291-295. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]